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Springer Series on Touch and Haptic Systems

Haptics Technologies

Bringing Touch to Multimedia

Authors: El Saddik, A., Orozco, M., Eid, M., Cha, J.

  • Provides a novel view of haptics and thus invites novel application perspectives and research opportunities
  • Provides a comprehensive reference and practical view of haptic technologies
  • Written by one of the leading and most distinguished researchers in the field
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About this book

The term “haptics” refers to the science of sensing and manipulation through touch. Multiple disciplines such as biomechanics, psychophysics, robotics, neuroscience, and software engineering converge to support haptics, and generally, haptic research is done by three communities: the robotics community, the human computer interface community, and the virtual reality community.

This book is different from any other book that has looked at haptics. The authors treat haptics as a new medium rather than just a domain within one of the above areas. They describe human haptic perception and interfaces and present fundamentals in haptic rendering and modeling in virtual environments. Diverse software architectures for standalone and networked haptic systems are explained, and the authors demonstrate the vast application spectrum of this emerging technology along with its accompanying trends. The primary objective is to provide a comprehensive overview and a practical understanding of haptic technologies. An appreciation of the close relationship between the wide range of disciplines that constitute a haptic system is a key principle towards being able to build successful collaborative haptic environments.

Structured as a reference to allow for fast accommodation of the issues concerned, this book is intended for researchers interested in studying touch and force feedback for use in technological multimedia systems in computer science, electrical engineering, or other related disciplines. With its novel approach, it paves the way for exploring research trends and challenges in such fields as interpersonal communication, games, or military applications.

About the authors

Abdulmotaleb El Saddik is University Research Chair and Professor, SITE, University of Ottawa, Canada.  He is the director of the Multimedia Communications Research Laboratory (MCRLab). He has been the General Chair and/or Technical Program Chair of more than 25 international conferences, symposia and workshops on collaborative hapto-audio-visual environments, multimedia communications and instrumentation and measurement. He has authored and co-authored more than 250 publications, and his research has been selected for Best Paper Award three times. In addition, Abdulmotaleb was the recipient of the Professional of the Year Award (2008), the Friedrich Wilhelm-Bessel Research Award from Germany's Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (2007), the Premier’s Research Excellence Award (PREA 2004), and the National Capital Institute of Telecommunications (NCIT) New Professorship Incentive Award (2004). He is a Senior Member of ACM, an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer, Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering, Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada, and Fellow of IEEE.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Haptics: General Principles

    Saddik, Abdulmotaleb El (et al.)

    Pages 1-20

  • Haptics: Haptics Applications

    Saddik, Abdulmotaleb El (et al.)

    Pages 21-43

  • Human Haptic Perception

    Saddik, Abdulmotaleb El (et al.)

    Pages 45-66

  • Machine Haptics

    Saddik, Abdulmotaleb El (et al.)

    Pages 67-103

  • Computer Haptics

    Saddik, Abdulmotaleb El (et al.)

    Pages 105-143

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eBook $109.00
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Hardcover $139.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-642-22657-1
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $139.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-642-27031-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Haptics Technologies
Book Subtitle
Bringing Touch to Multimedia
Authors
Series Title
Springer Series on Touch and Haptic Systems
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-22658-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-22658-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-22657-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-27031-4
Series ISSN
2192-2977
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 220
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